Family Planning and Sexual Health Services
Should you wish to receive family planning advice, have a pill check and collect contraceptive pill prescriptions, have swabs and a cervical smear or need to discuss and arrange a coil check or removal, then please book an appointment with one of our Practice Nurses by telephoning reception.
For Long term Acting Reversible Contraception LARC services please call reception so that they can arrange an appointment at one of four Greenwich Live Well Centres. The centres provide coil fittings, checks & removals plus implanon fitting and removal.
Should you need any further help or advice The Family Planning Association is always there for help and guidance.
More advice or help on sexual health can be found here......
Greenwich Sexual Health
Antenatal and Postnatal Care
We provide antenatal care in pregnancy in partnership with our local midwives and obstetricians. As soon as you know that you are pregnant please self-refer for maternity services at
Please Note: The doctors do not provide medical care for home deliveries.
Antenatal and postnatal care is offered by all of the doctors at both surgeries.
For patients booked in at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, antenatal care may be provided by the Community Midwives on the 2nd floor of the Wallace Health Centre.
For the 6 week postnatal check, reception can arrange for a double appointment with a Doctor.
Please bring a urine sample before seeing the Doctor/Nurse (pots are available from reception) for all antenatal checks.
Pregnancy can be overwhelming with all of the questions you might have. We have devised a sheet that tells you what happens next, your choices, dietary advice etc.....this can be downloaded from the link below.
Congratulations you are pregnant!
Here at the Burney Street Practice we offer all new babies a health check at 8 weeks. This is followed by a vaccination appointment with one of our practice nurses. We strongly recommend immunisations to protect all babies and young children. Please note: we are unable to vaccinate children without parental consent. We would be grateful if you could bring their red book along with you, as it gives details of your child's previous immunisations.
The Doctors, Nurses and Health Visitors are happy to discuss and to advise on all immunisations and any concerns you might have about the development of your baby.
Health Visitors are located on the 2nd floor of the Wallace Health Centre.
All our Nurses advise on travel immunisations and the precautions you will need to take for foreign travel. We recommend that you seek this information at least 8 weeks before departure. For further information see our Travel Information page
It is advisable to check out the latest information on Passports, Visas, Security Issues, Flu Epidemics etc for travelling overseas on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website.
The Burney Street Practice is a Government registered Yellow Fever Centre, and we can provide this vaccine to any member of the public, whether or not you are a patient of this Practice.
Please note: not all travel vaccinations are provided under the NHS, there may be charges involved. These can be obtained from reception. Payment for vaccinations is required before it is done. There is a world-wide shortage of some travel vaccinations which our Receptionists and/or Nurses can make you aware of.
If you smoke and would like help and advice on how to give up, please call or speaking with Reception who can make you an appointment at a Smoking Cessation Hub. Please see below The Hubs we use.
- Eltham Community Hospital
- Thamesmead Health Centre
Safeguarding confidential patient information is the responsibility of all NHS staff. The Burney Street Practice will ensure that your confidentiality is respected and maintained at all times in the following way:-
- Confidentiality means that when you see a doctor or nurse at the practice for any health issue, including sexual health, the doctor or nurse will not share the information you give them with anyone else, provided we think you are 'competent to consent' to the treatment (competent to consent means that you are fully capable of understanding the treatment and any possible consequences).
- Doctors and nurses seeing young people for sexual health information, advice or treatment will ask you if you wish to inform a parent, carer or other trusted adult. However, if you do not wish to inform an adult, we will respect your wishes and still offer you treatment.
A doctor, nurse or other health professional may only break confidentiality if they think that you or someone else is at significant risk of harm. However, they will not break confidentiality without informing you first. This means that if you see a doctor or nurse at the practice for personal issues, sexual health information and advice, contraception, screening for sexually transmitted infections (STI's), or information and referral for abortion we will see you, even if you are under 16, without having to inform your parents or carers.
Click here to download or print an information sheet with telephone numbers and links to websites on a range of topics that may affect you.